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Residency: Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan (Neurosurgery)
Fellowship: University of Virginia School of Medicine (Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery)
I was born and raised in Taiwan. In 1993, I earned my medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. I completed my first neurosurgical residency there in 2000 and also became certified by the Taiwan Board of Neurosurgery. I was on the clinical faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at Kaohsiung Medical University from 2000 until 2007.
I came to the University of Virginia in 2007 and have held various positions in the Department of Neurosurgery. From 2007-2010 I was an assistant professor of research and a clinical fellow. From 2010-2012 I was a clinical fellow in neuro-oncology under Mark Shaffrey, MD. From 2011-2012 I was a clinical instructor as well as an attending neurosurgeon.
I completed my second neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia from 2012-2016 to become eligible for the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. I also completed a one-year minimally invasive spine fellowship at University of South Florida in 2016. I was appointed associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Virginia in 2016.
I have co-authored over 100 publications in scholarly journals and 20 book chapters. In addition, I have presented at over 70 scientific meetings and invited lectureships.
I am married to Lichu Kuo. We have two kids, Wayne and Katelyn. I enjoy sports, music and being with friends and family in my free time.